On Sat, 12/5/09
From: [CBA voter]:
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2009, 5:50 PM
Just curious… how does your organization go about finding, then selecting the best Canadian blogs???
It seems to me, like Telefilm Canada, a lot of dregs are selected, and the others which are far more worthy (again like Telefilm Canada) are left out in the cold I’m just curious as to how some of these blogs are selected to be “the best” and by whom?
The Canadian Blog Awards are a friendly competition among Canadian bloggers and readers, who nominate their favourite Canadian blogs, and then vote for their favourites. The CBA judges simply determine if the nominated blogs qualify for their nominated categories, and we leave it up to voters to determine their favourites.
Quality is not always determined by the voters, but comparative popularity is. My favourite result of the CBAs is looking through who was nominated, to increase my blog reading list and find out what has people buzzing.
Thanks for your question,
Another email from a CBA fan:
As we did this year, BlogsCanada.ca will devote a special page next year to the winners of the 2009 Canadian Blog Awards.
As a strictly Canadian publication and aggregator, it it is our pleasure to feature live feeds from the winners and finalists of the awards, and I hope the publicity helps raise awareness of the contest.
Keep up the good work!
Allan W Janssen